Johann Gottlieb Goldberg: Harpsichord Concertos
MDG, Goldberg Baroque Ensemble, SACD, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
Johann Sebastian Bach regarded the young Johann Gottlieb Goldberg as his most talented pupil. Not much more is known about the Danzig native Goldberg besides the fact that he was the dedicatee of the famous variations bearing his name. He died of tuberculosis at the very early age of twenty-nine but left behind a compact oeuvre giving us an idea of what might have come next.
Alina Ratkowska teams up with the Goldberg Baroque Ensemble from the composer's native Danzig/Gdansk on this recording of his two extant harpsichord concertos - which with their elegance, sensibility, and expression very much move beyond his teacher's contrapuntal style.